Ms. Jacqueline Wisecarver (Director/Teacher)
Jacqueline earned her B.S. in Child Development and Psychology at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. During this time Jacqueline received her Montessori Diploma from The Montessori World Institue in both the Pre-primary and Primary units. While working on her undergraduate degree, Jacqueline student taught at the ASI Children’s Center and The Montessori Children’s School in San Luis Obispo, CA. Working with children has always been a life-long passion and dream. Following in her Grandmother, June Wisecarver’s, footsteps Jacqueline is the director at Morning Glory Montessori and strives to keep the legacy and reputation of Morning Glory alive. Some of Jacqueline’s favorite hobbies are spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, and snowboarding.
Mrs. Mary DeLoach (Teacher)
Mary earned her B.S. in Early Childhood Education and her American Montessori Society credential at Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. She taught four years at Kawaiahao Childcare Center (Montessori school serving children ages 2.5 years – to 9 years). Mary came to us from Discovery Children’s House in Palo Alto where she worked as a Head Teacher, Site Director and Assistant Director for 19 years. Mary has also enjoyed teaching parenting and Positive Discipline workshops for over 30 years with the Navy and Army Family Service Centers and various school and parent groups. While in Hawaii she participated with the mediation program at the Neighborhood Justice Center. She and her husband John have one married daughter, Kimberly. Mary enjoys spending time with her family and friends and her cat, Karbon. She also likes crafts, calligraphy, garage sales, and collecting vintage Christmas ornaments.
Mrs. Heidi Levy (Teacher)
Heidi’s interest in child education began early on at Mills High School while taking a course in Early Childhood Education and working at their on-site preschool. It was there she felt she found her calling in working with children. She volunteered and eventually worked at Burlingame Montessori for two years. Heidi attended Canada College where she received her Early Childhood Education Certificate. She saw a difference in what the kids were getting out of a Montessori education, which motivated her to further her education at The Montessori Teachers College of San Diego. During Heidi’s academic career, she interned at Taproot Montessori, in San Diego. After she finished school Heidi moved back to the Bay Area and began working at Discovery Montessori where she met Mary DeLoach, the MGM head teacher at that time. Heidi spends her free time with family, which includes her husband and 2 children. She enjoys watching her children play soccer and baseball, as well as coaching her daughters softball team.
Ms. Lacey Velasquez (Teacher Assistant)
Lacey started working at Morning Glory in the summer of 2001.While still enrolled in high school, Lacey took child development classes and received credits from College of San Mateo in Early Childhood Development. In 2003, Lacey began to work as a full-time teaching assistant at Morning Glory alongside her grandmother. She later received Montessori training in sensorial, practical life and language from sister Christina and a certificate from Chabot College. Her favorite part of working with children is seeing them grow and develop over the years. Lacey loves art, spending time with her three children, coaching her daughter softball team, and helping animals.
Mrs. Audrey Glaser (Head Teacher)
Audrey earned her B.A. in Elementary Education from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. After graduating in 2012 and teaching ninth grade history in Oklahoma City, she moved to San Mateo with her husband in 2013. Following her desire to continually develop her teaching knowledge and skills, she pursued and received an M.A. in Education at Notre Dame de Namur University. Shortly afterwards, she enrolled in the Center for Guided Montessori Studies program as she delved further into her profound interest in Montessori education and the opportunity to become part of the Morning Glory community. Audrey also loves yoga, hiking, baking, reading, and traveling to new places with her husband.
Mrs. June Wisecarver (Co-Founder/Board Member)
Mrs. Barbara Chrisman (Teacher Volunteer/ Substitute)
Ms. Adriane Lonzarich (Co-Founder/Story and Art)
Mrs. Elizabeth Hannan (Montessori Music)
Mr. James Henry (Music/Percussionist)